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January 26, 2010


Eleven graduate from Cowley College Paramedic Program


2009daygradsGraduation for 11 students in Cowley College’s Mobile Intensive Care Technician (paramedic) program was held Friday in the Earle N. Wright Community Room at the main campus in Arkansas City.  The program that finished on December 11 completed the AAS degree requirements for these graduates. 
The following are the graduating members of the class:  Bryan Bartholomew, Derby; Richard Brown, Mulvane; Amber Holland, Derby; Shawn Lamm, Augusta; Crystal Macedo, Wichita; Joanna Neeley, Wichita; Justin Parks, Arkansas City; Michelle Rau, Colwich; Nathaniel Robinson, Wichita; Kristen Steiner, Winfield; and Suzette Westerman, Ponca City, Oklahoma.
The evening began when Chris Cannon, Allied Health Department Chair, issued the welcome and discussed the education the graduates received while in Cowley’s program.  Cannon thanked the graduates for their extensive work during the program, and thanked the graduates’ families for supporting them during a difficult year.
Tony Crouch, Executive Vice President of Business Services at Cowley College, delivered the keynote address.  Crouch recognized the lengthy and difficult coursework that the graduates completed and thanked them for entering a career field that will truly make a difference in many peoples’ lives. 
Dr. Patrick J. McAtee, Cowley President, and Slade Griffiths, Cowley Vice President of Academic Affairs, conferred the certificates to the graduates. Cindy Branscum, Lead MICT instructor presented the honor awards for the class. 
Kristen Steiner was the program honor graduate, Nathaniel Robinson was the Lyle Eckhart award winner and Justin Parks was the Patrick J. McAtee award recipient. Other awards included a certificate of appreciation for Cindy Branscum, who was the lead instructor for the class. Griffiths then presented the class of 2009 to the gathering of about 150 people who came to honor the graduates. 
During the course of their schooling, these graduates assessed over 5,000 patients, administered over 2,100 medications and successfully started over 800 IV’s during the year.  With this 15th graduating class, Cowley MICT graduates now treat approximately 85,000 patients each year.
Cowley currently has two MICT programs in progress – one in Winfield at the Allied Health Education Center and another in partnership at Butler Community College at the Andover campus. Please contact 620-229-5981 for more information on Cowley’s EMS and allied health programs.